Wire"draw` (?), v. t. [imp. Wiredrew (?); p. p. Wiredrawn (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wiredrawing.]
To form (a piece of metal) into wire, by drawing it through a hole in a plate of steel.
Hence, to draw by art or violence.
My sense has been wiredrawn into blasphemy.
Hence, also, to draw or spin out to great length and tenuity; as, to wiredraw an argument.
Such twisting, such wiredrawing, was never seen in a court of justice.
4. Steam Engine
To pass, or to draw off, (as steam) through narrow ports, or the like, thus reducing its pressure or force by friction.
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